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Mary Jane Alm

Music Theory, Vocal Performance Mary Jane Alm has toured internationally, been featured on national network TV and performed on stage for some of America’s largest corporations. Today, she continues a busy gig schedule with both her own band and with a show band called Synergy, which tours the corporate client world. Mary Jane’s first album, …

Kevin Beacham

Hip-Hop Essentials Kevin Beacham discovered hip-hop in 1980 and has been actively involved in the genre’s culture ever since. His early fascination with hip-hop led to emceeing, production and eventually deejaying. After 15 years as an artist, Kevin felt a growing need to explore the business side of the industry and started his own company, …

Jeff DesLauriers

SounD Design for Visual Media A graduate of The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, Jeff DesLauriers acts as an instructor and program chair for IPR’s Sound Design for Visual Media program. He is an Avid-Certified Expert-Level Pro Tools Instructor, and has specializations in sound design, sound supervision, audio post production, field and location audio …

Kelly Dougherty

Adjunct Instructor, Music Business Contracts and Licensing Kelly M. Dougherty is an attorney in Minneapolis and primarily represents clients in business, commercial litigation and employment law matters. She is also building her practice in entertainment and copyright law. Prior to law school, Kelly studied in Nashville, Tennessee, where she completed a B.B.A in Music Business …

Craig Grossman

Music Business Craig Grossman has been booking and managing artists full time now for twelve years. He has booked tours, long and short for the likes of Trampled By Turtles, The Ike Reilly Assassination, Honeydogs, Freedy Johnston, Mark Mallman, Dressy Bessy, The Figgs, Kaiser Cartel, Tracy Bonham, Robbers On High Street and many more. Grossman …

Steve Hodge

Audio Production and Engineering Steve is best known as the primary Mixing Engineer for “Flyte Tyme Productions,” the company of super-producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Steve was pivotal to the evolution of the Flyte Tyme sound. This partnership led to hits for a long list of artists: Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Sting, Rod Stewart, …

Bob Jenkins

Post-Production, Orchestration, Scoring, Music Theory Bob Jenkins has been a professional musician since he was 15 years old. His musical career includes performing as a trombonist, conducting orchestras on stage and in the recording studio and composing and arranging music for advertising, films and records. Bob played as principal trombone for Woody Herman, the Glenn …

Micah Johnson

Instructor, Sound Design Micah’s career started at The Hit Factory in Miami in 2002 where he was a general assistant on several records and to several major-label artists. His experience at The Hit Factory was surreal. On any given day, all five studio rooms would be booked with artists like J-Lo, Missy Elliot, Genuine and …

Wayne Johnson

Instructor: Video Post Production / Video Production Wayne is the owner of Into The Void FX, a company that specializes in visual effects for film and video productions. Into The Void FX has produced VFX and other post production services for KARE 11, Fairview Health Services, Moreskode, Target and HBO Family. Into The Void FX …

Amanda Kirchner

Digital Video, Film History Growing up on a farm in southern Minnesota, Amanda developed two passions: astronomy and movies; she has been a science fiction geek since she was six. As an undergrad, she studied physics and astronomy, but was also involved in theater, mainly as a lighting designer. After graduating, she spent a year …

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